You know, we are proud of our alumni.  It really is impressive what some of you have gone on to accomplish…  and there is nothing cooler than when someone walks up to us in the tent at, say, Key West Race Week, swings cup of rum punch our way, and says, “hey you taught me how to race!”  It makes what we do very gratifying.  Case in point:  

Hi guys,
I wanted give you an update on our first full season with the boat.  As you can see from the pic we did really well and you deserve huge kudos for your great training and coaching.  In just a few years you’ve helped me progress from knowing nothing about sailing to club champion.  Thank you, I appreciate all your hard work and hope to see you again soon.  And have a very Merry Christmas!
New Years Day Race – 1st overall.
Summer Shorts – 1St in division.
Last Chance Regatta – 1st in division.
Division 2 Club Champion.
That email came in from Kevin the other day…  Kevin has done a number of courses and events with us, from J80 racing to doing foredeck on the mighty Hula Girl in MEXORC.  He has demonstrated precisely what we have always said:  sailing is like anything else in life….  you get out of it what you put into it.  Kevin has put a lot of time and energy into bettering himself as a sailor, and it really shows.  
So as this year is wrapping up, we want to offer a hearty congratulations to ALL our alumni who went out last season and won…  or did well…  or just barely made it around the course but had a great time.  Don’t forget to check in every now and then…  we love to hear stories of your successes, trials, tribulations, whatever…
Wayne Zittel and the J World Team